January 12, 2009

Holst-Knudsen, Heidi Silver_nugget
[FREN W1101] Elementary French I

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

Best French teacher I ever had. Encyclopedic knowledge of the language's rules, instant recall of grammatical rules, current events, is connected to the french culture, and I hear she even does translations of french books. Very, very fair, allows corrections and amends grades w/ them. Very attentive, makes sure each student understands the who, what and whys. To top it all off, one of the most infectious and energizingly positive attitudes I've ever encountered.

Workload:

moderate. She does a good job of supplanting it with in class discussion, but it can seem a bit much, but well worth it. Frequent quizzes, every 2/3 weeks or so, but great great readings. A teacher for both those who are confident/experienced and just beginning.